Miyagi | 8.0h
Great Views and Foods, Explore Matsushima to your Fullest!
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Fresh seafood, a beautiful temple, and breathtaking scenery!

Matsushima is said to be one of the three greatest views in Japan with an astonishing view made from islands and ocean! This is a perfect tour for Matsushima beginners to make the most of the trip! You will first get on a cruise and take a close look at the cliff and island! Enjoy the beautiful scenery and feel the sea breeze! Gourmet is also included in this tour! You will have seafood which is fresh, tasty, and cheap! You can also cook fish cakes yourself. You will visit a shrine with a gorgeous Japanese garden after you get full and learn about the history of Matsushima! Try foot bathing and heal the fatigue of the tour at the final spot of the tour! Don’t forget to book your tour!

Highlights

・Get on a cruise boat and enjoy the powerful scenery while feeling sea breeze!
・Have fresh seafood such as oyster and tuna!
・Try the fish cake that you will prepare yourself!
・Heal the fatigue of the tour through foot bathing while watching the ocean!

Attractions

・Pleasure Cruise: It is a must to get on this boat if coming to Matsushima! You will cruise throughout the bay with 260 islands. The beautiful scenery consisting of islands and ocean has been the iconic view of locals. Feel the great nature right in front of you!
・Matsushima Fish Market: A fish market for tourists established in 1997. They deal with an extended variety of fish since it is operated by a company making tuna fishing boats! There are more than 1,500 different kinds of fresh seafood and you can walk-and-eat! The oyster burger and tuna is a must to try!
・Godaido Temple: The symbol of Matsushima. It is a spot where you can have a panoramic view of Matsushima bay! You will cross a beautiful vermilion watermark bridge! It will be a thrilling experience since the by is right under your feet and you can see it through the steps!
・Matsushima Kamaboko Restaurant: You can cook your own fish cake yourself! Hot and fresh fish cakes are awesome! There is no many places where you can have the iconic Sendai food: Sasakama, sort of fish cake, that is still hot! You will cook it in a save way so don’t worry to get burned on your hands!
・Takesuzu-an: Let’s have fresh local oysters! The great nature is not only beautiful but it also fosters superb seafood! The fresh and big oysters are amazingly delicious!
・Entsuin Temple: The oldest important cultural property in Tohoku area which enshrines the grandson of the famous military commander: Date Masamune. It is a shrine that you can't miss if you come to Matsushima with many spots such as the goddess of mercy and marriage, a stone garden, a place where you can make your own rosary, and more!
・Taiko no Ashiyu (Footbath): A spot where you can footbath while enjoying the view of the ocean. Let’s heal your body tired of the tour! The bath is called “the bath of beauty” and is good for your skin. Of course, it is a natural hot spring!

Notes

・This tour includes a lunch/dinner venue.
・You can get on the sightseeing boat with a wheelchair so it is recommended to tell the clerk when you buy the ticket and have a priority boarding.
・Please bring a hand towel since you will foot bath on the tour.
※You can also buy it during the tour.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

In front of the information center near the central gate of Sendai Station

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